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Entries Tagged as 'Drama'

The Woman in Black

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Looking for a creepy thriller?  Look no further than this hypnotic movie starting Daniel Radcliffe.  In his first role since Harry Potter, Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a lawyer on the brink of losing his job.  Arthur must redeem himself to his firm by settling the estate of a deceased woman in a distant village.  When [...]

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It’s never too late to begin something new

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

With a highly talented cast and quiet indie-move feel, Beginners is a movie that you will enjoy watching and remembering.  Christopher Plummer stars as Hal and Ewan McGregor plays his son Oliver.  After his wife of 38 years dies, Hal shocks Oliver by telling him that he is gay.  He then begins his new life [...]

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The Lincoln Lawyer

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

The Lincoln Lawyer is not the kind of movie I usually watch.  However, numerous people have told me that it is much more than a courtroom drama, so I watched it and am glad that I did.  Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marissa Tomei, and William H. Macy, this is an absorbing movie full of great talent.  [...]

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Fair Game

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Hey, remember Scooter Libby?  Remember when Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson became household names?  If you are wondering about the events that led up to these people becoming daily headlines, watch Fair Game.  Starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, this is the story based on true events that led to the invasion of Iraq and [...]

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The Fighter

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Yes, it’s a boxing movie.  Let’s just get that out of the way.  There are several scenes in the boxing ring with two guys making each other bleed.  However, it is also a movie about how one can overcome challenges like a very dysfunctional family and achieve hopes and dreams.
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The Billion Dollar Idea

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

How does one socially inept college kid create the world’s largest and most popular social network?  A complicated question to answer, but one that Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher explain with ease in the film The Social Network.    According to Roger Ebert, “‘The Social Network’ is a great film not because of its dazzling style [...]

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Does money ever sleep?

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

In this era of financial meltdowns, a film about Wall Street is rather appropriate.  Revisit the greed of the 1987 movie Wall Street with the new sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  Reprising his role of Gordon Gekko,  Michael Douglas stars with Carey Mulligan  and Shia LaBeouf .  Directed by Oliver Stone, the film follows [...]

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Ready for More of Lisbeth Salander?

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Action and Adventure, Drama, Foreign Films, Movies

Get ready for the second installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy on DVD!  If you enjoyed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo you will love the second exciting thriller in the series.  Roomi Rapace stars as the intriguing Lisbeth Salander, an unusal hacker with a mysterious past.  Landing as the prime suspect in a murder [...]

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You may have missed this one in the theater…

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Winter’s Bone crept in under the radar of the mainstream movie media.  Set in the Ozarks, this is the story of a Ree Dolly, who must be the parent to her younger siblings.  Her mother is mentally absent and her father has jumped [...]

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The Dragon Has Arrived.

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

The most popular book of the last year is now a movie! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a Swedish film based on the international bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson.  The film, set in Sweden in the bleak winter, is a thriller, a mystery, and includes some action.  What people are drawn to most [...]

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